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O is for OBAN
Oban, meaning "little bay" in Gaelic, lies on the Firth of Lorne on the west coast of Scotland and is often regarded as the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. and "Gateway to the Isles", with the Cal Mac ferries a familiar sight, sailing to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, Barra and South Uist.
During World War Two, Oban was an important place in the Battle of the Atlantic, with a Royal Navy signal station, and RAF flying boat base. In the Cold War, the first Translantic Telephone Cable, carrying the hot line between the US and USSR Presidents. came ashore at Oban.
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